1998-05-09 _ Amherst, Massachusetts _ Unitarian Meetinghouse _ (M-SBD DATs)
121 North Pleasant Street
Set One :::
01. ...You Won't Let Me Go ->
02. Touch Has A Memory
03. National Seven
04. The Moving On Song
05. One Grain Of Sand
06. Happiness Was Free
07. City Of The Angels
08. Sometimes In This Life
10. Corrine, What Makes You Treat Me So?
11. Sentimental Journey(?) ->
12. Magical Flight
13. The Burma Star
14. Blues Run The Game
Set Two :::
15. Black Dog ->
16. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning (->)
17. The Grapes Of Life
18. Do What You Please
19. Slow Down To My Speed
20. Come Back Baby
21. Night Ferry
22. Planet Without A Plan
23. Mississippi John ->
24. Got The Blues, I Can't Be Satisfied
25. See How the Time is Flying
26. Poachers' Moon
27. I Never Did Sing You A Love Song
28. Bentley & Craig
29. If Only I'd Known (->)
30. Strollin' Down The Highway ->
32. Massacre At Beziers
33. Glory Of Love
Total Time ::: 2:23:59
::: Excellent quality SBD. Check samples for "I'm bytin'" or "I'm bustin' outta here" potential.
::: Warts: Almost none! Wizz's guitar hand thumps a bit loud at times. #1 missing 1st few seconds. Few low levels pops in #27 (cable being hit?).
::: As usual Wizz often stumbles from tuning to song so track markers are sorta subjective.
::: The one & only Jackson C. Frank attended the gig.
Recording Information ::: mono P.A. line out -> Sony home DAT recorder (model forgotten) -> master mono soundboard 48kHz DATs.
Playback 2009-xx-xx ::: master mono soundboard DATs -> portable Tascam pro DAT recorder -> Tascam CD-RW900SL pro CD recorder -> CD-Rs.
Playback 2011-08-29 ::: CD-Rs -> computer -> EAC secure mode -> wav file(s) -> TLH -> flacs.
Remastering 2015-09-xx ::: flacs -> TLH -> wavs -> Audacity [fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, NO equalisation] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. First uploaded week of 2017-02-25.
Line-up ::: Wizz Jones - acoustic guitar, vocals.
Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.
DimeTravel 200 ::: Thanks to the original taper & trader, yrs truly. Thanks to Ehlers for making the gig happen. ::: Corrections welcome ::: Of the many times I've seen Wizz Jones, this is hands down the best of the lot (so far!) - a full house, his first real USA gig ever, and an enthusiastic, a respectful audience. He gave a really full show, 2 sets - almost 2&1/2 hours, the longest recorded Wizz gig I know of. He wasn't stuck with the blues like in a bar scene & had a number of song requests from the audience, so played some unusual material intro'd with interesting variations on his usual stories. He forgets lyrics on a couple of songs he hadn't played in years, but recovers well. While Wizz was quite used to people appearing with albums to be signed, he was a bit flummoxed after the show by the onslaught of several folks who appeared with complete Wizz Jones vinyl LP collections, including copies of his rare first couple of records & Lazy Farmer, etc. It was truly an evening to remember. The P.A. was a bit cheesy... the same type of TOA Electronics amp & speakers I'd used running sound for bands in high school circa '74-75, but it worked. I hadn't put this up before, as I was hoping to splice on the show intro & first few missing seconds of "Black Dog" from an audience source, but as that hasn't showed up after a couple of years of waiting, it's time to feed the people. I may still give it a bit of an overhaul at some point in the future, but it's more than fine as it is - some very groovy stuff indeed - hoist yr glass! Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yrs truly, Knees
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